About the Role

The Social Engagement and Inclusion Program (SEIP) provides regular group work (scheduled) activities based on pro social activity and life skill development for young people, including their families, who are disengaged from their community. SEIP works with young people in both a group setting and individually whilst developing individual case/goal plans towards reengagement to their communities and natural networks.

SEIP forms part of the Learning and Engagement portfolio at BCYF and includes The Geelong Project and the Barwon Navigator program. The Social Engagement and Inclusion Worker will help build on current support networks, pathways, and opportunities for young people who are referred to or supported by BCYF programs.

This position ensures the well-being of young people and their families and promotes their connection to re-engage with the education, community, as well as specialist services such as mental health. A key component of this job is to assist young people and their families in their physical, social, emotional, and daily life skill development, which increases their independence, enabling them to participate in the community.

The Social Engagement and Inclusion Worker typically works with young people who are disengaging from education settings.

Vacancy Details

  • Full-time role, working 38 hours per week
  • 12-month contract
  • $88,959 p/a +super + salary packaging
  • To view the position description, please click here

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • BCYF is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or Diploma+ in Community Development, Social Work, Family / Welfare / Youth Work or associated discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in working with young people with complex barriers to reengaging with community, education, and specialist services
  • Demonstrated experience in group work
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in working with families
  • Evidence of capacity to be self-motivated and to work independently
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to engage key stakeholders at all levels.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.

Application Process

  • Applicants to address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Applications to be submitted here
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • BCYF reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Applications close 9am Tuesday 6 December 2022

V.I.D 2200834

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Contact details

For more information about the position please contact Colleen Cartwright, TGP Project Manager, on (03) 5226 8900.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 9am Tuesday 6 December 2022

V.I.D 2200834